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AP Professionals Published: October 12, 2017
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Factory Manager

Permanent, south of Rochester location, 70 - 90K salary

Responsible for leading the manufacturing activities of a focus factory consisting of multiple manufacturing cells and manufacturing support members, including manufacturing engineers, quality and material control, supervisors and group leaders. Requires a results-based mindset and a proven track record for making both process and organizational change.  Supervises factory’s leadership team and manufacturing support members, including manufacturing engineers, quality and material control, supervisors and group leaders


  • Directly supervise leadership team to ensure “key success factors” are met.
  • Conduct staffing/shop load forecasting.
  • Evaluate factory layout and manage product flow.
  • Recommend and implement work schedules for all departments connected with production.
  • Lead implementation of lean and quality improvement projects, as well as identifying waste minimization and material reduction opportunities.
  • Responsible for proper maintenance of plant equipment.
  • Initiate and recommend revisions to production methods and material handling procedures including requests for capital equipment.
  • Review and approve recommended changes to personnel and rates.
  • Identify and justify capital expenditures.
  • Interview candidates for employment.  Ensure newly hired members receive proper training and support during “learning” period.
  • Ensure members are properly trained (and cross-trained) to support current needs and future vision.  Develop the next group of leaders.
  • Contribute to planning and communicating the plant’s future vision to the members of the focus factory.


  • Hands-on leadership skills, with proven record of being directly involved with driving change required.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and business communications skills required.
  • 2 to 5 years direct experience in leading Lean and Lean Sigma teams preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ergonomics preferred.
  • Ability to review customer demand and make staffing adjustments by area to beat plant goals.
  • Sufficient understanding of accounting to be able to monitor financial progress and take corrective action to ensure proper cost control.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree, preferable in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or Production/Operations Management; any technical or business discipline degree combined with manufacturing management experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 7 years' previous manufacturing experience, including participation in enterprise level engagements in lean manufacturing initiatives with quantifiable improvement results.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a leadership role.
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